And Yet My Mask is Powerful

And Yet My Mask is Powerful
Author: Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme
Publisher: Printed Matter
Language: -
Pages: 184
Size: 21 x 24
Weight: 762 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9780894390906
Price: €20.00
Product Description

“First the air is blue and then / it is bluer and then green and then / black I am blacking out and yet / my mask is powerful / It pumps my blood with power”

And Yet My Mask is Powerful emerges from an exhibition by multimedia artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, held at Carroll / Fletcher in London in 2016. Carrying on from their earlier project The Incidental Insurgents (2012-2015), the artists address the apocalyptic logic of perpetual crisis that characterizes the contemporary moment. The project takes its title from Adrienne Rich’s poem “Diving Into the Wreck,” and like that of the poem, its mise-en-scène is a field of wreckage.